​Young historians to collect exhibition items

Two young historians from the National Museum and Art Gallery will be travelling to Australia to collect resources that will be used for a new exhibition at the Old House of Assembly in Port Moresby.

Historians Nancy Simeon and Zenaleze Abage will be accompanied by Principal Curator for Contemporary Arts Department, Hillary Miria, for a ten-day trip.

The three will visit the National Archives and Library in Canberra, working closely with staff in these institutions to collect information, photographs and videos of historic politicians and milestone events relating to the exhibition.

Museum caretaker manager, Alois Kuaso, said the exhibition will showcase the political and legal history of Papua New Guinea from 1948 to 1984.

Kuaso added it is a major exhibition that the Museum is looking forward to host at the Old House of Assembly.

The building was given to the Museum and the exhibition is the first to be hosted in it.


Carolyn Ure